Under-20 World Athletics Championship : Hima Das Scripts History, Won Gold

World junior athletics: Hima, the first Indian to win gold in 400 meters race, finished in Race 51.46 seconds


18-year-old Hema belongs to Assam, she has improved her performance in the last one year.


The fastest runner, Hima Das, won gold medal in the final of the 400 meters track event of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAF) World Under-20 Athletics Championship in Finland. He has become the first Indian athlete to win gold in this championship. The 18-year-old Hima completed the 400 meter track event in 51.46 seconds on Thursday. Earlier, in the semi-final on Wednesday, he finished the race in 52.10 seconds. At the same time, took 52.25 seconds in the first round. Romania’s Andrea Miklos got silver and US-born Taylor Manson got a bronze medal.


Hima is a resident of Assam. In Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Hima completed this race in 51.31 seconds. She was at the sixth place. Since then, he is constantly improving his performance. Some time before he won gold medal in the interstate competition. Then he finished the race in 51.13 seconds. Hima has now joined the elite club of the javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra. Neeraj won gold medal in the World Junior Championships held in Poland in 2016 and also created world record. Earlier, in the World Junior Championships, during the 2002 discus throw, Seema Poonia won a bronze medal. At the same time, Navijit Kaur Dhillo also did bronze medal in discus throw during 2014.

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